Photos 2018





































29th May 2018. GM Gawain Jones being introduced by Club President FM Martin Dreyer before Gawain's Simultaneous Display against 22 players. Photo by Stan Yee.





































View from Board 4 onwards. Photo by Stan Yee.





































Boards 14 to 19. Photo by Stan Yee.





































Boards 19 to 22. Photo by Stan Yee.





































Board 22 Christopher Wang, Secretary FA Ying Wang, GM Gawain Jones and FM Daniel Gong. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones, Boards 1 to 3 FM Ben Hague, FM Daniel Gong and FM Bob Gibbons. Photo by Stan Yee.





































President FM Martin Dreyer, Board 4 CM Paul Spiller and Treasurer Ludi Zhang. Photo by Stan Yee.





































President FM Martin Dreyer, GM Gawain Jones, our three Olympiad team members FM Ben Hague, FM Daniel Gong and WFM Jasmine Zhang. Seated and looking bored is FM Bob Gibbons. Photo by Stan Yee.





































Boards 1 and 2 FM Ben Hague and FM Daniel Gong. In the background is Treasurer Ludi Zhang. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones has just moved on Board 4 CM Paul Spiller and Board 5 CM Stan Yee, and is in front of WFM Jasmine Zhang. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones approaching Board 7 Grant Kerr. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones approaching Board 8 Oliver Dai. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones approaching Board 9 Euan McDougall. Board 10 Tony Booth looks on. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones in front of Board 12 Josia Vickers, with Board 13 father-in-law Temu Maroroa looking on. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones in front of Board 13 father-in-law Temu Maroroa. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones has just moved on Board 14 Wayne McDougall and Board 15 Allan Han, and is in front of Board 16 Daniel Qiu. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones walks towards Board 17. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones in front of Board 20 Eric Zhang, with Board 21 Chris Jardine looking on. On the left is Board 18 Hannah Xu. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones in front of Board 21 Chris Jardine, with Board 22 Christopher Wang next. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones heads back to the top boards. Photo by Stan Yee.





































A view from the top boards. Board 4 CM Paul Spiller makes a move. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones moves on Board 5 CM Stan Yee. Beside him are Board 4 CM Paul Spiller and Board 6 WFM Jasmine Zhang. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones moves on Board 6 WFM Jasmine Zhang. On Board 5 CM Stan Yee, with Board 7 Grant Kerr looking on. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones moves on Board 7 Grant Kerr, with Board 8 Oliver Dai looking on. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones in front of Board 8 Oliver Dai. Next to him is Board 9 Euan McDougall. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones in front of Board 11 Jim Benson. Looking on are Board 12 Josia Vickers and Board 13 Temu Maroroa. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones in front of Board 12 Josia Vickers, with Board 13 Temu Maroroa looking on. Photo by Stan Yee.





































The top Boards 1 to 3 FM Ben Hague, FM Daniel Gong and FM Bob Gibbons. Photo by Stan Yee.





































The top Boards 1 to 3 FM Ben Hague, FM Daniel Gong and FM Bob Gibbons. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones in front of Board 1, with Board 3 FM Bob Gibbons in the foreground. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones moves on Board 2 FM Daniel Gong, with Board 3 FM Bob Gibbons looking on. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones moves on Board 3 FM Bob Gibbons. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones contemplating a move on Board 5 CM Stan Yee. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones contemplating a move on Board 8 Oliver Dai. Photo by Stan Yee.





































The critical position on Board 5 CM Stan Yee, after 22... a4 attacking the White Queen. Gawain replies with 23. gxf6 taking my Knight and sacrificing his Queen. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones signing the scoresheets, with his lovely wife WIM Sue Maroroa. Looking on is CM Paul Spiller. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones with Jim Benson, who won a book prize. Photo by Stan Yee.





































GM Gawain Jones autographing his book prizes. Yes, he is also an author of chess books. They are also on Amazon.com. Photo by Stan Yee.


































13th March 2018. Presentation of prizes by Club President FM Martin Dreyer at the Annual General Meeting and Prize Giving. FM Ben Hague wins the Fairhurst Pawn Trophy. Photo by Stan Yee.


































FM Ben Hague wins the Sutton Rapid Cup. Photo by Stan Yee.


































FM Ben Hague wins the Club Championship. Photo by Stan Yee.


































Oliver Dai wins the Club Reserve Championship. Photo by Stan Yee.


































FM Ben Hague and CM Stan Yee are joint winners of the President's Trophy. Photo by Stan Yee.


































FM Ben Hague wins the Allegro Trophy. Photo by Stan Yee.


































FM Ben Hague and CM Stan Yee are joint winners of the Booth Shield. Photo by Stan Yee.


































FM Martin Dreyer wins the Gentil Knight, presented by Life Member NA Tony Booth. He has now won this trophy nine consecutive times, a Club record. Photo by Stan Yee.


































Jay Zhao wins the Junior Championship. Photo by Stan Yee.


































David Nie wins the Most Improved Player Cup. Photo by Stan Yee.


































FM Ben Hague with his loot. Six trophies plus miniatures. This is very likely a record of trophies for a winner in a single year. Photo by Stan Yee.


































The attendees in support of their colleagues. Photo by Stan Yee.


































President FM Martin Dreyer conducting the meeting. Photo by Stan Yee.


































FM Ben Hague taking a lecture after the meeting. He explained the game played the previous night by GM Vladimir Kramnik and GM Levon Aronian in the Candidates Tournament in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Stan Yee.









































9th January 2018. FM Daniel Gong in action against IM Russell Dive, NZ Open round 9 board 3. Photo by Helen Milligan.







































9th January 2018. FM Ben Hague in action against WIM Alexandra Jule, NZ Open round 9 board 6. Photo by Helen Milligan.







































9th January 2018. CM Stan Yee saying "Cheers", in action against CM Oliver Picken, NZ Major Open round 9 board 3. Photo by Helen Milligan.







































9th January 2018. CM Stan Yee in action against CM Oliver Picken, NZ Major Open round 9 board 3. Photo by Helen Milligan.







































9th January 2018. Tony Booth in action against Fabian Day, NZ Major Open round 9 board 11. Photo by Helen Milligan.







































9th January 2018. Ying Wang in action against Isabella Malton, NZ Major Open round 9 board 21. Photo by Helen Milligan.







































9th January 2018. Aaron Wang in post morten analysis with James Stewart, NZ Major Open round 9 board 14. Photo by Helen Milligan.







































9th January 2018. Closeup of CM Stan Yee in action against CM Oliver Picken, NZ Major Open round 9 board 3. Photo by Helen Milligan.







































9th January 2018. Closeup of FM Ben Hague in action against WIM Alexandra Jule, NZ Open round 9 board 6. Photo by Helen Milligan.









































9th January 2018. Ryan Winter and Alan Winfield in a three way tie for 3rd = in the New Zealand Major Open Championship. Absent is Laurens Goormachtigh (BEL). Photo by Helen Milligan.







































9th January 2018. CM Stan Yee becomes the New Zealand Major Open Champion. Photo by Helen Milligan.









































9th January 2018. CM Leon Kempen (AUS) wins the New Zealand Major Open Championship, but the title goes to the highest placed New Zealander. Photo by Helen Milligan.





































9th January 2018. CM Allen Fan, FM Bob Smith, IM Anthony Ker, FM Dusan Stojic (AUS) and FM Mike Steadman in a seven way tie for 5th =. Absent are FM Daniel Gong and FM Ben Hague. Photo by Helen Milligan.









































9th January 2018. CM Alphaeus Ang and IM Russell Dive in a tie for 3rd and joint New Zealand Champions. Photo by Helen Milligan.















































9th January 2018. CM Alphaeus Ang and IM Russell Dive in a tie for 3rd and joint New Zealand Champions, with the Silver Rook. Photo by Helen Milligan.









































9th January 2018. GM Fabien Libiszewski (FRA) comes 2nd in the New Zealand Open Championship. Photo by Helen Milligan.









































9th January 2018. GM Adrien Demuth (FRA) wins the New Zealand Open Championship, but the title goes to the highest placed New Zealanders. Photo by Helen Milligan.






























9th January 2018. At the NZ Chess Championships dinner on Tuesday night. Alan Winfield, Ross Jackson, Stan Yee, Hamish Gold and Leon Kempen. We were without a doubt the loudest table. I wonder why? Photo by Stan Yee.






























9th January 2018. At the NZ Chess Championships dinner on Tuesday night. Stan Yee and Leon Kempen from Melbourne. Leon is a regular player in our tournaments. Photo by Stan Yee.






























9th January 2018. At the NZ Chess Championships dinner on Tuesday night. Rosa Ryu with Alan Winfield - what a lovely couple. Photo by Stan Yee.




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